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Sisters, Pearls and Mission Girls

•• 2003

The history of the Sisters of St John of God and their work with Aboriginal people in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The Sisters of St John of God have lived and worked amongst Aboriginal people in the Kimberley in the North West of Australia, for almost 100 years. This epic story of Irish and Australian nuns is set against the rich and tragic history of the Kimberley region and the government policies of the day. Using rare archival material, re-enactments and contemporary anecdotes, the shared experiences of the Aborigines and the Sisters create a compelling story of loss, determination and survival.